2017.4.11 Attendance at “Afghanistan Day” Hosted by Minato International Association

Attendance at “Afghanistan Day” Hosted by Minato International Association

November 4, 2017: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and pleasure of attending “Afghanistan Day” hosted by Minato International Association at Mita NN Hall in Shiba, Minato-ku. Mr. Ahmad Bashir Ghafoori, First Secretary; Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary; Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary; Ms. Allyson Diaz, Public Relations Officer; and Mr. M. Ashraf Baburi, Administration and Accounting Affairs at the Embassy of Afghanistan were also in attendance. Approximately 100 guests attended the event.
The event began with opening remarks by Mr. Akira Yoshida, Chair of the Executive Committee of Minato International association, and a speech by Mr. Koichi Mori, Director of Minato International Association. Following opening remarks by Mr. Yoshida and Mr. Mori, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat gave a speech expressing his sincere gratitude to Minato International Association for hosting the event and thanked the roughly one hundred attendees for coming. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his hope that the guests would cherish their opportunity to delve into the rich and ancient culture of Afghanistan that the media too often overlooks. After H.E. Dr. Mohabbat’s speech, Mr. Baburi gave a great presentation on the history, people, and culture of Afghanistan.
Throughout the event, guests enjoyed traditional Afghan music performed by Chalpasah as well Afghan goods. Cuisines, and beverages provided by Afghan Brothers, Afghan Bazaar, and Afghan Saffron. To conclude the event, Mr. Yoshida gave closing remarks and thanked everyone for coming.

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